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"We Argentines are not as other people": collaborative learning online in an underserved country

Lamy, Marie-Noëlle (2011). "We Argentines are not as other people": collaborative learning online in an underserved country. In: Levy, Mike; Blin, Françoise; Bradin Siskin, Claire and Takeushi, Osamu eds. WorldCALL: International Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Routledge Studies in Computer Assisted Language Learning (5). Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 257–274.

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This is a study of teacher learning on an online course commissioned by an Argentinian University, aimed at in-service language teachers who mainly use transmissive methods, in face-to-face settings. The brief was to raise teachers’ awareness of the potential of web-based technologies for enabling them to deliver interactive, student-centred teaching. To upskill teachers in fulfilment of this brief, a situated learning approach was adopted, and small-group collaboration online was prioritised in the design. The findings show that obstacles to transformation are not teachers’ techno-pedagogical skills. An appreciation of the local context and setting and of institutional cultures are at issue instead.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2011 Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0-415-88086-6, 978-0-415-88086-2
Keywords: language learning; online learning; teacher training; qualitative analysis
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 28222
Depositing User: Marie-Noëlle Lamy
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2011 16:10
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:52
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